Thursday, October 1, 2009

Banned Books Week

What you wonder are Banned Books?
They are books that have been challenged and consequently removed from public school libraries.
Included on this dangerous list is
Winnie the Pooh.  Charolott's Web.  Captain Underpants
To Kill A Mocking Bird, The Call of the Wild, The Lord of the Flies
most of Toni Morrison's work, some of Maya Angelou's work,
Steinbeck, Heminway, Faulkner, Joyce,
Capote, Rushdie, Mailer, Miller, Updike,
on and on...
There are 100 titles on the list
all either banned, challenged or in the process of being censored.
Ironically it is a "MUST READ" List.
I'm so glad no one is censoring my reading

and I can read as I please.

3 comments:

  1. One of my fav author's, Neil Gaiman, (whose children's book "Coraline" has been banned in some libraries) recently posted a very well-written librarian letter about banning books: http://jaslarue.blogspot.com/2008/07/uncle-bobbys-wedding.html

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  2. Naked Lunch, Catcher in the Rye. . .

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  3. All the good ones, the thought provoking must reads...

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